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Anime fans have given their verdict on the late night anime series with the greatest endings, providing a ranking which more than makes up for its mildly amnesiac qualities (mere 20th century anime need not apply) with sheer quality.

The ranking:

1. Ano Hi Mita Hana

2. K-ON!!

3. Bakemonogatari

4. Clannad After Story

5. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

6. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

7. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou

8. Another

9. Ano Natsu de Matteru

10. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha


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    Comment by Anonymous
    10:59 14/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Ok, I enjoyed K-ON but this is a bit silly

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:49 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I think K-On is up there because it actually ended, and didn't just keep going on and on...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:29 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah sure you did.

    K-ON had a good season closure.

    Glad Madoka wasn't top. That ending was a little ass pull.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:17 14/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Not to mention totally ripped off from Serial Experiments Lain...

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    Comment by Kyzer
    11:40 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Making any character omnipotent or omniscient as a solution is always an ass pull.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 16/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Everything can be an ass pull if it comes from nowhere. Madoka at least spent some reasonable time building the ending up.
    She gained the omnipotence just by wishing for it because that is the point of the entire anime. Are you stupid or are you just playing retarded on the webs?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:29 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Making a character a god isn't an ass pull if they spend, effectively, the entire season setting it up. Madoka did (as did Lain). Now, if it came out of totally nowhere, then it would be an asspull.

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    Comment by Kyzer
    01:45 15/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @23:29 I agree with how they did it for Lain, since the whole series was much more serious to begin with than that of Madoka.
    Its probably just because Madoka, initially, di did not seem the type of show that would end the way it did. Which I guess is better than ending it in some other stereotypical ass pull.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:21 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think its more of a rip off of EVA. You kind of deal with these angels and then everyone becomes a conjoined cluster fuck of thought...now that is an ass pull

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:14 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guilty crown?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:31 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, we could see it from a mile away, and really, with Sayaka dying and a strong implication that homu homu is preparing for her last battle as well it isn't that good either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:01 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Especially when they obtain that omnipotence just by wishing for it.

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    Comment by Some Guy
    21:48 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Madoka Ex Machina

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm... That must've been a really nice ass. O.o

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:46 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Bakemonogatari and Haruhi Suzumiya had endings? Maybe I watched different shows because when I watched, they both kind of just stopped. Hence the fact they had another season... and the possibility for more seasons...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:01 15/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The seasons ended. Not their lives. There is plenty of material for subsequent seasons.

    Haruhi's ending in the original airing order is probably the best ending I've seen (Melancholy, Pt. 6). And ep.12 of Bakemonogatari is pretty much up there as well.

    And FWIW, the people voting probably watch too much anime, not too little.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:42 11/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well said. The airing order for Haruhi was brilliant and each of the last five episodes were great and kept pushing the show higher and higher.

    I'd put Bakemonogatari second behind Haruhi.

    It's kind of interesting, to me at least, that these shows both had peculiar seasons. Haruhi had 14 episodes in a wonderful but seemingly random order and Bakemonogatari had 12 or 15 depending upon how you look at it. There are a numerous shows that have good beginnings and of those, some have good middles but very, very few are able to avoid driving into a ditch for their finale. (Of the listed shows, I will put Another forward as the best example of this sort of failure.)

    I can't help but feel that the creators of those two shows were able to focus more on creating a great story because they had flexibility on the episode front. I guess they also had some flexibility on what to include as well. A show like Fate/Zero, which had a lot going for it, squandered two desperately needed episodes on the island adventure instead of using them where they would have made a difference, such as Sabre's battle against du Lac, which is where her whole existence was being challenged.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:08 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bakemonogatari is getting another anime season, I believe.

    Or a movie.

    I forget...

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    13:56 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least a movie. Though I think Shinbo has publicly said that he wants to animate all of NisiOisiN's books (the entire bakemonogatari series)

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:20 15/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think they said they wanted to do a 12 episdoer for nekomonogatari , then a 25 episodes onefr the rest of those already out (hich is kidna weird i think, considering theyve been having one full 12 episoder for the other full books now and nekomonogatari is considerably longer than the other works...) so we can expect them to come, but the pacing will prolly be a whoooe lot faster than before.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:12 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If I remember right, the prequel is getting a movie, all the sequels are scheduled to get anime adaptations eventually.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    It's ridiculous how K-ON is everywhere.

    Best anime: K-ON
    Worst anime: K-ON
    Best characters: K-ON
    Most annoying: K-ON
    Best music: K-ON
    Most stupid: K-ON
    Best novel: K-ON
    Worst film: K-ON
    Best documentary: K-ON
    Most bloody: K-ON

    and on and on and on...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:53 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Best Yuri - K-ON!!
    Worst Mecha - K-ON!!
    Best School Uniform - K-ON!!
    Worst Shonen - K-ON!!
    Best Old School Anime - K-ON!!
    Worst Magical Girls - K-ON!!
    Most Overrated Characters - K-ON!!
    Most Underrated Characters - K-ON!!

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    01:59 16/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    you forgot "Dumbest Women" and "Most Gulibble Audience".

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:48 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most bloody?

    Well, I guess they ARE in the middle of puberty...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:03 15/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    you are sick man, if it isn't implied/stated or they aren't tsunderes they don't do that in anime/manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:49 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    HA! You fail anime biology forever!
    Moeblobs dont bleed or grow hair or have boyfriends

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:41 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    /Late night anime don't know but Code geass anyone?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 15/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Basically anime without substance or plot purpose.

    They really need to stop giving Otaku the voting card.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:46 15/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Late night anime is otaku anime. Who else watches or records a show at 2am?

    Late night anime has become so geared to "Type B" fans, that "Type A" fans don't tune in and therefore plot-oriented anime have a hard time reaching their potential fans.

    In that respect, anime is becoming like American comics. American comic book stores became so geared to superhero comics, that only superhero-fans went into the stores, and therefore other genres of comics couldn't reach their potential audience.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:49 15/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I honestly feel sorry for people who haven't seen "late night" anime with better endings than the ones in this list. I don't want to be that condescending, but I really do pity them. Watch more anime, folks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:34 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Once again they've assembled a list of anime I could give two shits about.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well, that's too bad for you.

    As for myself? I personally love all of the series listed. :)

    Comment by Anonymous

    Then GTFO of Anime fandom. What do you want? Some pretentious 90s sci-fi anime full of action and violence?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:59 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sigh. As soon as I read the title I knew we'd have another Madoka list.

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    Comment by Ben
    10:30 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ano hi Mita and Ano Natsu. Like a Boss.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 18/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ano Hana sucks! Period.

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    Comment by Anonymous

    1, 3, 4, and 8 = FTW

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:07 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I meant 9 too.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I actually find this list to be a satisfying

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 14/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    DOn't listen, you have to be a bit old 20-> to understand a movie that's basically about make you remember your young.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:30 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Define "best" kind of ending...

    Comment by Anonymous

    Clannad After Story

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:55 15/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    k-on??
    siriusly??

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    Comment by KeybladeFox
    11:54 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    PANTY AND STOCKING, HELLO?! Gosh, what's wrong with these people?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Dunno, yeah, was an masterful example of trolling, but calling it a best ending is a bit...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:00 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're too upset because Gainax ruined Christmas.

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    Comment by KeybladeFox
    13:01 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    If you ask me, I say Gainax SAVED Christmas. PaSwG was such an enjoyable break from what we'd been getting for years. I'm really disappointed that it's not getting a second season...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:17 15/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    are you sure its nto gettign a secodn season? i think they said they might do it if they felt like it.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    13:57 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Cursed this money-driven anime industry. Couldn't they, at least, do a manga sequel?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Err... the fact that Panty and Stocking sucked, maybe?





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